DEALING WITH THE COLD

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Photo Experience

 

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This page is intended for amateur winter photographer.  Wear strategic clothing & boots on board plane in case your checked luggage shows up a couple days late.

   

TRAVEL:

If flying to a smaller city, backpack that will fit in CRJ.    (Think Tank Airport Antidote V2,0)

   

BEFORE SHOOT:

Several fully charged sets of batteries.  (Dead batteries can be revived by worming.)

Heat packs.  (Generates 130 degrees F of heat for at least 6 hours.)  

Knee pads.

Micro fiber cloth or chamois    (Wipe snow droplets off of front of lens.)

Liners and fingerless gloves.

Leg protectors on tripod.   (Helps keeps hands from freezing.)

   

DURING SHOOT:  

Never change lenses outdoors.  (Don't want to get moisture or condensation inside the camera body.)

Shoot with rain cover.  (Snow is wet.)

  

AFTER SHOOT:

Place cameras and lenses into a plastic bag and seal them up before you bring them indoors.

Once inside, place  in the coldest area you can find so they slowly warm up to the new temperature.

     PACKING ITEMS SPECIFICALLY FOR COLD  (in luggage)
 

HEAD:

  Bucket rain hat (2).

  Head warmer hat (2).

  Neck warmer (2).

  Face warmer (2).

  Snow goggles. 

   Umbrella

  

BODY:

  Underwear - non cotton

  Thermals - non cotton.

  Turtleneck.

  Wool plaid shirt

  Vest

  REI snow jacket.

LEGS:

  Thermals - non cotton.

  Dickies - non-cotton

  Insulated snow pants.

  Rain pants.

  

 FEET:

  Insulted boots.

  Liner socks.

  Wool / Smartwool socks.

  Crampons.

   

HANDS:

  Liner gloves.

  Insulated gloves.

  Heat packs.  

     CRJ SWAP:    Camera equip in luggage                                  Camera equip in back pack
 

 Carbon fiber legs.

 ARCA Swiss ball head.

 

 Filter wallets - 72mm / 77 mm / 82 mm

 3 stop grad ND kit.

 Hoodman loupe.

 1st set of spare batteries.

 Cable releases (D7100 & D810)

 SD card wallets.

  Standing / laying down mat.

  Knee pads. 

  Micro fiber cleaning cloth. 

  Storm Jackets.  (small & long)

  Terry cloth towel.

  Flashlight.

  Asus WIN 7 Laptop and case.

       (Take out of back pack in plane to fit overhead.)

 

  Portable hard drive, USB connector, case.

  Dark glasses, case, Croaky.

  Composition inspiration card.   

   

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 Tool / Electronics kit  (in luggage).

     2nd set of spare batteries.

     Computer power supply.

     Batteries & charges for cameras + ext chord.